Posts tagged "Andersonville"

The magic of a good neighborhood

Saturday was the opening of Maddiebird Bakery in Edgewater. The opening was a must do since we know the owners. What made the day even more thrilling was happening to be there at the same time as Old Single Mom, Mary Tyler Mom, and some parents from my son’s school. That’s the magic of a... Read more »

Andersonville weekend events and toy drive update

Andersonville weekend events and toy drive update
This weekend the holiday celebrations continue in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. While you are in the area for shopping, visiting Santa, and other fun please drop off a donation for the Care for Real toy drive. Drop off locations and online giving options are detailed below. Late Night Andersonville is on Friday, December 6th. Stores stay open... Read more »

Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need

Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need
For a lot of people the holidays are a time for joy and excess. For others the holidays only emphasize what they don’t have. As Edgewater’s food pantry Care for Real spends most of its time focusing on providing people with basic needs: food, clothing, and help finding jobs, but each holiday season they also... Read more »
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Chicago Reader's Best of 2013 features many Edgewater area picks

The Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago 2013″ reader’s poll results have been revealed. Although part of the fun of these lists is discovering places you’ve never heard of, it is also nice to see businesses you enjoy getting public recognition. That’s why I was thrilled to see so many Edgewater and Andersonville businesses on... Read more »

An Edgewater birthday with locally sourced gifts

In addition to so much horrible news last week the norovirus spent the week traveling through the gastrointestinal systems of my family. By the weekend my husband and I still weren’t fully recovered, so my birthday celebrations were rather subdued. As someone who prefers her birthday celebrations subdued that was perfectly fine with me. All... Read more »

Andersonville Galleria Pop Up in Evanston

The pop up version of the Andersonville Galleria is located at 1627 Sherman Avenue in Evanston and will be open through December 31.
I am a fan of the Andersonville Galleria for all the unique, handmade goods they sell. The Galleria was one of the places I included in my list of places to shop in Edgewater and Andersonville, and I was thrilled to see that they also have a pop up shop in Evanston this holiday season. I first... Read more »
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Winners of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Theatre Ticket Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the theatre ticket giveway. It was so fun to read everyone’s favorite holiday traditions. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce randomly selected the winners. Here are the names and their randomly assigned prizes Jessena Maish – Chicago Tap Theatre tickets Edd Fairman – Raven Theatre tickets David Bell – Raven... Read more »

Giveaway: Win Theatre Tickets!

Giveaway: Win Theatre Tickets!
UPDATE: The contest is closed. The winners are announced here. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is giving away amazing prizes every weekday this holiday season. Today I am thrilled to play Santa on their behalf. Nine readers will win tickets to a show at one of five local theatres. Yes, Virginia, there is free theatre!... Read more »

List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season

List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season
Support small businesses by shopping locally for your holiday gifts. When you shop local you can find unique gifts instead of whatever thing all the big box stores and major online sites are shilling, plus you help to keep your community vibrant. Below are just some of the stores in Edgewater and Andersonville that have... Read more »
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List 3: Eating in Edgewater/Andersonville

List 3: Eating in Edgewater/Andersonville
I moved to Chicago 5 years ago and have always lived in the 48th Ward. Part of what I like about the neighborhood is the variety of good food nearby. Below is a list of recommended items from 40 of my favorite food places in Edgewater and Andersonville. The locations range from specialty grocery stores... Read more »